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PV juniors share their thoughts on the SAT test turning digital.

The SAT goes digital

Maya Schlessinger, Editor in Chief May 16, 2024

After over 100 years of standardized testing, the SAT has drastically changed. Starting on March 9, 2024, the SAT took on a new, online format.    “It was a super different experience,”...

Milk N Cookies’ gooey and delicious cookies are right in Westwood and have been since December 2023. 

Milk N Cookies: gooey and delicious cookies right in Westwood

Megan Austin, Social Media Editor April 5, 2024

Milk N Cookies’ gooey and delicious cookies are right in Westwood and have been since December 2023.    This is the fourth addition to the chain across the tri-state area with stores in Mamaroneck,...

Staff Writer Chloe Valdez reviews new movie Lisa Frankenstein.

Lisa Frankenstein: a colorful reimagining of a classic tale

Chloe Valdez, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

In a nostalgic whirlwind of 1980s vibes and comedic horror, Zelda Williams’ “Lisa Frankenstein” resurrects the classic teen movie with a vibrant quirky twist. This film is a delightful homage to...

Editor in Chief Maya Schlessinger reviews the latest Kung Fu Panda movie.

Kung Fu Panda 4: ‘a feel-good, comedic adventure’

Maya Schlessinger, Editor in Chief March 27, 2024

The latest installation of “Kung Fu Panda” dropped on Mar. 8, hitting the theaters as a feel-good, comedic adventure.    Unlike many sequels, the storyline was functional and interesting....

Staff Writer Lia Senande reviews the gluten-free options at Ninos Pizza.

Nino’s Pizza: the place to go for gluten-free pizza

Lia Senande, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Nino’s Pizza, a pizzeria in Hillsdale, offers a variety of allergy-friendly options. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at five years old and have been gluten-free ever since, so gluten-free options...

PV faculty members share tips to guide aspiring educators.

Tips for students pursuing a career in education

Chloe Valdez, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

As graduation approaches for seniors at Pascack Valley, the daunting decision of choosing a career path looms over many students. For those considering a career in education, faculty members share valuable...

Staff Writer Isabella Manessis explores the truth behind the ingredients in Starbucks refreshers.

From coffee cups to court cases: the legal battle surrounding Starbucks refreshers

Isabella Manessis, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Every morning, many high schoolers start their day by picking up an order from Starbucks. When hearing the three words strawberry, ice, and acai, teens across America would think of the same thing: a Starbucks...

Megan Austin shares the best places to get a latte in the Pascack Valley area.

A lot of lattes: top places to get lattes in the Bergen County area

Megan Austin, Social Media Editor March 4, 2024

It is time to ditch Starbucks and Dunkin’ and head over to one of the many local coffee shops. Here are some of the best places to get coffee in the Pascack Valley area.    Il Freno 81 Park...

Staff Writer Charlotte Moy reviews new Italian restaurant Al Dente in Westwood.

Al Dente: Westwood’s newest Italian spot

Charlotte Moy, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Downtown Westwood welcomed a new Italian restaurant called Al Dente in late January. Immediately walking in, you could feel the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere. Although there was seating, it wasn’t your...

Megan Austin reviews Madame Web.

Madame Web: Marvel’s newest movie

Megan Austin, Social Media Editor February 27, 2024

Warning: spoilers ahead   Dakota Johnson stars in the new Marvel movie, “Madame Web” as Cassie Web, which was quite a disappointing movie.     Web had the ability to see into...

Staff Writer Gabrielle Rothenberg dives into how PV juniors and guidance counselors decide what colleges to apply to.

How does PV make their college lists?

Gabrielle Rothenberg, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Creating a college list is a very individualized experience. Some students at Pascack Valley want big schools while others want small schools. Some want urban schools while others prefer the suburbs. When...

Staff Writer Lana Moreno shares her opinions on her experience watching the 2024 Grammys Award Ceremony.

Review: 66th Grammy Award Ceremony

Lana Moreno, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Music's biggest night took center stage at the Grammy Awards hosted by Trevor Noah on Sunday, Feb. 4. Performances spanned from 20-year-old Olivia Rodrigo to 80-year-old Joni Mitchell performing at...

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